Drop-Off Locations


Have some excess waste or hazardous materials you need to get rid of? Browse the multiple drop-off locations available near or around Elgin. For a complete list, click here

Please call the facilities before visiting to confirm hours of operation and to obtain information on rates, minimums, detailed material acceptance guidelines, and notices about required personal protection equipment (PPE).

Click on the dropdown menu below to quickly find locations. 


Household Hazardous Waste

Did you know that hazardous chemicals that are improperly disposed of, such as used motor oil, insecticides, pesticides, paint, solvent, and batteries can contaminate our drinking water? 

Polluted water can have many adverse effects on plants, fish, animals and people. It can also increase drinking water treatment costs. 

The City of Elgin encourages all citizens to immediately report any type of illegal dumping or chemical spill into the ground or sewers, by calling 911 or the non-emergency police telephone number 847-289-2700.

Residents can safely dispose of hazardous chemicals such as oil-based paint, pesticides, pool chemicals, sealants, and more free of charge through the At Your Door Service. (also collects syringes and needles) 

To find out more information, visit the Solid Waste Agency of North Cook County (SWANCC) website

Click on any of the dropdown menus below to quickly find locations to dispose those items.  

Note: Contact the service providers for current fees. Disposal bins/kiosks contain no fees.